In accordance with the policies adopted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the contact info a domain is registered with must be correct and up to date all the time. Moreover, this information is openly visible on WHOIS lookup sites and while this may not be a problem for organizations, it may not be very acceptable for individuals, because anybody can see their names and their personal email and home addresses, particularly in an age when identity theft is not that atypical. Because of this, domain name registrars have come up with a service that hides the details of their clients without altering them. The service is called Whois Privacy Protection. In case it’s enabled, people will see the details of the domain registrar, not those of the domain owner, if they make a WHOIS enquiry. The Whois Privacy Protection service is supported by all generic TLD extensions, but it is still impossible to conceal your personal information with some country-code ones.
Whois Privacy Protection in Website Hosting
You can swiftly enable Whois Privacy Protection for any domain that you’ve registered through our company if you have a website hosting account with us. This can be done through the same Hepsia Control Panel, via which you manage the hosting account, so you will not have to use different Control Panels. In the very same section where all your active domains will be listed, there will be an “Whois Privacy Protection” icon for each and every domain name whose extension supports the service. The status of that icon will quickly show you if the Whois Privacy Protection service is enabled for a certain domain or not and by clicking on that icon you can activate the service in case you haven’t done so during the account activation procedure. Besides, you will also be able to renew or to disable the Whois Privacy Protection service for any domain using the exact same icon and the change will take effect instantly.
Whois Privacy Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you would like to hide the contact information associated with your domain name and you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to add our Whois Privacy Protection service either during the account order procedure or at any time later via our Hepsia Control Panel. The service is optional and can be activated with several clicks from the Control Panel’s Registered Domains section where all the domain names that you have registered through us will be listed in alphabetical order. You can order Whois Privacy Protection for any of the Top-Level Domain extensions that support the service by simply clicking on the “Whois Privacy Protection” sign to the right of each domain. In the exact same manner, you can also renew the Whois Privacy Protection service or disable it – in case you want to transfer a domain name to a different company and you need the real email address associated with the domain name to be visible.